Exclusive Excerpt: Passionate Pursuit by Tina Donahue


Welcome to my stop for the Excerpt tour for PASSIONATE PURSUIT by Tina Donahue. Tina will be awarding 5 of her backlist ebooks to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  You can follow the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/07/excerpt-tour-passionate-pursuit-by-tina.html

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GENRE: Erotic Historical Romance



Andalucía Spain, 1489: Innocent Beatriz is desperate to escape the threat of a miserable marriage to a cruel Marquis. Forced into the betrothal by her ruthless merchant papá, her only hope is to conceal her identity and become a servant in a nearby castle—a life drastically different from her comfortable upbringing.

Tomás doesn’t know what to make of his well-spoken new servant girl. Her beauty and charm captivates the military hero; her mysterious nature intrigues him. And the desire she ignites burns brighter with each glance, as does his longing to claim her for his own.

Beatriz can’t resist Tomás’ passion nor deny the heat of her own. But neither the lush countryside nor the walls of the opulent Moorish castle can entirely protect her—and if he were to discover her secret, she could be torn away from him forever. Yet how can she sustain his love if she’s living a lie?

(Exclusive Excerpt):

Once their food had run out, she couldn’t have eaten another bite, her appetite sated, but not her desire. She was taut with need.

Tomás cleared his throat. “Had enough?”

Never. She would always desire him. “My belly should be quiet for the rest of the day. You?”

“Filled to bursting.” He sagged to the blanket, arm pillowing his head, and took her in.

A pulse beat hard in Beatriz’s throat. Surely, he could see her desire, as great as his, his features flooded with yearning, eyes hooded.

She’d never faced a moment such as this with another friend. Lightheaded, she tried to control herself. “Would you like me to read to you now?”

“If you want.”

What she wanted had nothing to do with El Cid’s tale. She opened the book to the page where they left off. Her hands trembled, her hunger for him spiking again, growing unruly. She cleared her throat and began to read, not hearing anything she said. Blood kept rushing in her ears, her pulse pounding loudly.

Somehow, she reached the end of the page and turned to the next.

Tomás captured a tress.

His touch registered in her core. Stoically, she resumed reading. He wound her lock around his fingers. Pretending not to notice, she pressed on.

So did he, winding her hair around his hand, easing her closer.

She dropped the book and fit her mouth to his.

Growling, he drove his fingers through her hair.

Only death would pull her away.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary, and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers’ Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
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